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Why is Nkosi Johnson pictured on Google Doodle today?
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Why is Nkosi Johnson pictured on Google Doodle today?


News author: Margaret Wilson
2020-02-04 10:09:39

Today, Google Doodle developers have published a new drawing featuring Nkosi Johnson.

Nkosi Johnson was born in 1989 in South Africa. He was HIV-infected from the very birth and dedicated all his life to the fight for equal rights for HIV-positive children.

Nkosi felt something was wrong right in the school. The following years became a real challenge for him, as the boy had not only to fight the incurable disease, but overcome human fear and hostility. As a result, the parliament had to adopt a law equalizing the rights for all children.

When Nkosi became a little older, he created a non-profit organization to fight AIDS, which has been working up to nowadays.

Nkosi Johnson died in 2001 at the age of 12.

 



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